Rivers and Canals

Rivers and Canals

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Leveson Francis Vernon-Harcourt (1839a€“1907) drew on a distinguished career in canal and river engineering for this illustrated two-volume survey, here reissued in its enlarged 1896 second edition. Having started as an assistant to the civil engineer John Hawkshaw, Vernon-Harcourt was appointed resident engineer in 1866 for new works on London's East and West India docks. Later, as a consulting engineer, he specialised in the design and construction of harbours, docks, canals and river works, and he was elected professor of civil engineering at University College London in 1882. This publication covers the design and construction of tidal and flood defences, canals, locks, and irrigation works. Volume 2 covers canal engineering, discussing the design and construction of canals and their associated works such as locks and lifts. Vernon-Harcourt also discusses ship canals and irrigation works. His Harbours and Docks (1885) is also reissued in this series.... Canal, 636; level of, to be raised by dam, 636; proposed regulation of discharge of surplus water of, from Nicaragua Canal, 639. ... SaAane River, ratio of discharge of, to rainfall, 13; ratio of maximum to minimum discharge of, 50 ; weir across, at Lyons, 140a€“141; floods ... 102; locks at Pose on, Io:3; needle weirs on, 124, 125; shutter weirs on, 136a€“138; flood diagrams of, 150; prediction of floods of, 151;anbsp;...

Title:Rivers and Canals
Author: Leveson Francis Vernon-Harcourt
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2015-07-02

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